For two months, I've been trying to plan an old-fashioned picnic at a local historic site we love. Something has come up every time to make us change our plans - most often, the weather! This past Friday was no exception and I was determined to go ahead and have our old-fashioned picnic meal whether we went anywhere or not!
I had initially planned to have this as a picnic on our porch, but we've all been sick and it's taking its toll. So, we ate at our table just like every other night, but we were together and that is the point after all!
Our dinner included a free box of frozen fried chicken and these yummy cheese muffins. I'm obviously not a true Southerner because I cannot seem to make a good batch of fried chicken and I have tried. I am willing to just pass that over to someone else and move on to other things!
The cheese muffins were a recipe I found after we went out to dinner with some friends. These were delicious!
For dessert, I wanted to make an apple pie! But, with two adults and two little ladies - honestly we cannot eat a whole pie before it needs to be finished! So, many times I have simply made something else - but it just seemed the perfect dessert, so I started thinking.
I decided to make individual fruit crisps in jelly size canning jars - they turned out great! I made half of an 8x8 pan recipe and it worked out perfect! It was hard to eat out of the jars, so we ended up dumping each serving into a bowl, but it was tasty and just the right amount with no leftovers!